Bob Irwin highlights the latest self-defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self-defense with a gun.
According to Michele Tatum with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to R L McCoy Drive at around 3 A.M. in reference to a disturbance involving weapons.
The female victim told deputies that her ex-boyfriend broke into her residence while armed with a firearm. The ex-boyfriend then pushed her out of the home at gunpoint and struck her multiple times with a closed fist and the firearm.
While the intruder was attempting to force the victim into his vehicle, her roommate intervened and held the suspect at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived.
Police said the kidnapper had disposed of his firearm but it was found where a witness saw him discard it.
The intruder has been charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $102,500 bail.
From the information available, this is clearly a reasonable “pointing a firearm” incident. I have to wonder why her roommate did not intervene a whole lot sooner.
Filing of a protective order against the ex-boyfriend would certainly have helped defuse any question of liability here.
Always make a written record of your situation, if not with police then with a private attorney or several of your close friends.
Bob Irwin, Las Vegas
About Bob Irwin
Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KLEY 1230 AM, The Nevada Talk Network on Saturdays.
As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.